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ID:  121113

Arlington, VA, US

DPA -CSO APL Maritime

APL, one of the worlds leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide container transportation through our international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saade. CMA CGM has a global presence thanks to its numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world. CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseilles, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies. With over 160 years of experience, APL has the knowledge and the expertise to help our customers grow their businesses and negotiate in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global marketplace - whether that is venturing into new territories or growing in already developed markets.

Responsibilities and Duties

Designated by Top management, you have the responsibility and authority for monitoring the health, safety, security, cybersecurity and pollution prevention and to ensure that adequate resources and the appropriate shore-based support are provided as per ISM Code Ch.4 and MSC-MEPC 7/Circ.5

You shall:

  • Comply with IMS and all relevant international rules and regulations;
  • Ensure all your duties in accordance with quality, health, safety, environmental, cybersecurity and ethics policies;
  • Propose a continuous performance improvement plan which will be reported and reviewed on a regular basis.

1. With company you shall:

  • Keep the ISM certification of the Company up-to-date for each assigned flag;
  • Plan, implement and follow-up internal audits for:
    • Head-office;
    • Subsidiaries;
    • Agencies.
  • Analyze the reports issued on dedicated software;
  • Participate in the Emergency Response Team as per Group organization;
  • Monitor KPIs for your vessels;
  • Ensure trainings of shore and ship staff;
  • Manage your team.

2. With vessels you are the direct contact of the master. You shall:

  • Supervise implementation and application of ISM, MLC, ISPS and ISO certification;
  • Plan ISM, MLC, ISPS and ISO internal audit;
  • Plan ISM, MLC and ISPS external audits;
  • Supervise the implementation of the Ship Security Plan;
  • Analyze the vessels’ reports on dedicated software;
  • Check the effective implementation of the corrective and preventive actions.

Minimum qualifications

  • Health, Safety and environment culture;
  • Internal auditor training;
  • DPA/CSO training


  • Previous experience as Marine Safety Officer.
  • Maritime background is preferred.

Personal attributes

  • Effective verbal, written and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment

Note: DPA/ CSO organization is independent from other departments. You have direct access to Top management.

APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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